January 26, 2011
Sometimes, it seems like the Lord shows us things when we are not looking. I, often, think I know what is best for me and my family, and the Lord mixes it up so that we have opportunities to learn those things we wouldn’t have learned on our own. Take for instance, I wouldn’t necessarily plan to have grief and sorrow in my life, but the Lord can use that for good in my life and yours. Could you truly be compassionate to others if you never had to rely on the Lord to sustain you through the hard times? I would like to say, Yes, Lord, I could, but I know that wouldn’t be true.
Lord help us to grow in the areas you would have us grow and, please, give us the grace to get through the hard times. The Bible says, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.’ Proverbs 3:5